2023 NFL Draft: C.J. Stroud player profile | Height, weight, college stats and highlights
This years’ NFL Draft has three top-tier quarterbacks to choose from, one of which is Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud.
This year’s NFL Draft class has three great options at quarterback that could all very likely go in the top ten overall: Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, and Anthony Richardson. Assuming the Carolina Panthers, who have the no. 1 overall pick will choose Young, it could be that Stroud ends up going either to the Houston Texans at no. 2 or the Indianapolis Colts at no. 4. Either way, the Ohio State star quarterback isn’t likely to stay on the board for long.
Who is C.J. Stroud?
C.J. Stroud player profile
Stroud began as the starter for the Ohio State Buckeyes in his sophomore year. For two years in a row, he was the quarterback with the most passing touchdowns in the nation and was a Heisman finalist both years.
C.J. Stroud college stats at Ohio State
Year Games COMP ATT COMP% PASS YDS PASS TDS INT RUSH ATT RUSH YDS RUSH TDs
|Year||Games||Comp||ATT||Comp %||PASS YDS||PASS TDS||INT||RUSH ATT||Rush YDS||Rush TDS|
Stroud played 25 games as the starter for Ohio Satate and of those 25, the Buckeyes won 21. He also led them to the 2021 Rose Bowl victory and the 2022 College Football Playoff semifinals. He broke several records with the team, including most passing yards in a single game (573) and the first QB to throw for six touchdowns three times.
C.J. Stroud records with Ohio State and the Big Ten
The NFL Combine’s analysis of C.J. Stroud
“Two-year starter from a program with a high-octane offense known for creating high-level production opportunities for its quarterbacks. Stroud’s accuracy stands out on tape. He’s able to lead receivers with good placement and make on-frame throws to targets on all areas of the field. The question now is how quickly he will acclimate outside of the Ohio State scheme. Stroud didn’t often attack defenses with his legs, but if he can become a more willing runner, he will be able to extend drives rather than feeling forced into more challenging decision-making situations. NFL teams will have to balance what they saw on tape from Stroud during the 2022 regular season against his great College Football Playoff semifinal performance, when he shined versus Georgia’s impressive collection pro prospects. If he did it once he can do it again, and grading the flashes for Stroud might make the most sense.”